Is it Normal to Have Cramps During Pregnancy?

It may be normal to have cramps during pregnancy. Some more common causes are things like dehydration, movement of the baby and sex, which can all lead to occasional cramping. However you need to notify your doctor right away with any cramping that doesn’t let up and any cramping that associated with bleeding.

This could be a signal for a miscarriage, premature labor, and actually labor. If your cramping becomes regular and or you notice a regular pattern, call your doctor right away.


About the author

Dr. Evelyn Minaya

A board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in practice for 17 years, Dr. Evelyn Minaya is a medical contributor for Fox News, CNN, HeadLine News, and has appeared on the Mike and Juliet Show, The O’Reilly Factor, as well as The Dr. Oz Show. She has also written articles for Redbook and Cosmopolitan magazines and Meridian Health Views, and appears frequently in videos for Sharecare and Fox Image Magazine online.

She is an active member of her community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, donating her time to lecture in high schools, women’s groups and other healthcare venues. She mentors high school students who are interested in the medical field. She is also the former medical co-director of the ob/gyn clinic at Riverview Medical Center.